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April

New figures show 890 site closures

The number of forecourts in the UK and Northern Ireland is continuing to fall, according to new figures from the Energy Institute and Catalist.

Somerfield extends its brand to indies

Somerfield is looking for forward-thinking and entrepreneurial independent retailers to become franchisees.

Look out for Shop Doctor

Watch out next month for a new regular feature in Forecourt Trader – Shop Doctor.

Fuelforce changes mode of operation

Independent forecourt chain Fuelforce has decided to move to a direct managed mode of operation.

Cogent fails retail

The launch of Cogent, a sector skills council for the oil and gas extraction, chemicals manufacturing and petroleum industries, has been branded unhelpful to the forecourt industry.

Total to speed up customer feedback

Total has become the first petrol retailer in the UK to trial new technology designed to enable a swift and rapid response to customer feedback.

Works cut forecourt hours

Resurfacing and repair work on sections of the A14 in Suffolk have been affecting trade at the Haughley Park Service Area with adjacent Little Chef and Travelodge, near Stowmarket.

Aberness deal: good for Spar

Spar’s wholesaler in Scotland, CJ Lang, has described Somerfield’s takeover of Aberness Foods, which operates the Mace brand, as a “huge opportunity” for expansion of the Spar fascia in Scotland.

Changing tide

Site closures have gathered momentum, but last year saw the most come from the oil company network, indicating a much brighter future for the independent retailer.

Changing tide

Site closures have gathered momentum, but last year saw the most come from the oil company network, indicating a much brighter future for the independent retailer.
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Weekly retail fuel prices: 12 August 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East132.7964.90140.57129.31
East Midlands132.3882.90140.96129.04
London132.00142.39129.64
North East131.01141.52128.85
North West131.7261.90139.66128.96
Northern Ireland129.24135.57126.71
Scotland132.0552.70140.43129.27
South East132.9759.90141.37129.82
South West132.33140.93128.95
Wales131.33136.85128.40
West Midlands132.06141.78129.37
Yorkshire & Humber131.4669.57142.64128.74

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